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retirement    : [rit'ɑɪɚmənt] [rɪt'ɑɪɚmənt]
Retirement \Re*tire"ment\, n. [Cf. F. retirement.]
1. The act of retiring, or the state of being retired;
withdrawal; seclusion; as, the retirement of an officer.
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O, blest Retirement, friend of life's decline.
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Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books.
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2. A place of seclusion or privacy; a place to which one
withdraws or retreats; a private abode. [Archaic]
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This coast full of princely retirements for the
sumptousness of their buildings and nobleness of the
plantations. --Evelyn.
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Caprea had been the retirement of Augustus.
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Syn: Solitude; withdrawment; departure; retreat; seclusion;
privacy. See {Solitude}.
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n 1: the state of being retired from one's business or
2: withdrawal from your position or occupation
3: withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation; "the
religious retreat is a form of vacation activity" [synonym:
{retirement}, {retreat}]

219 Moby Thesaurus words for "retirement":
Jim Crow, abandonment, abdication, abstention, abstinence,
acquitment, acquittal, acquittance, aloofness, amortization,
amortizement, anonymity, apartheid, apartness, backwardness,
bashfulness, binder, blankness, cash, cash payment, cashiering,
chilliness, clearance, closed meeting, coldness, confidentiality,
confidentialness, conge, constraint, convenience, coolness,
debt service, decampment, deconsecration, defrayal, defrayment,
defrocking, demission, departure, deposal, deposit, deposition,
deprivation, desuetude, detachment, dethronement, disbarment,
disbarring, disbursal, discharge, discreetness, discretion,
discrownment, disemployment, disengagement, disenthronement,
dismissal, displacement, displacing, distance, disuse, doling out,
down payment, drumming out, earnest, earnest money, ease, egress,
emeritus status, escape, evacuation, excommunication,
executive session, exit, exodus, expressionlessness, expulsion,
fallback, firing, flight, forced resignation, forced separation,
free time, freedom, frigidity, frostiness, furloughing, getaway,
going, goof-off time, guardedness, hegira, hire purchase,
hire purchase plan, iciness, idle hours, impassiveness,
impassivity, impeachment, impersonality, inaccessibility,
incognito, installment, installment plan, interest payment,
introversion, isolation, isolationism, kicking upstairs, layoff,
leaving, leisure, liquidation, modesty, monthly payments,
never-never, nonemployment, nonprevalence, nonuse, obsolescence,
obsoleteness, obsoletion, obsoletism, odd moments, ousting,
overthrow, overthrowal, parting, passing, paying, paying off,
paying out, paying up, payment, payment in kind, payoff,
pensioning off, pink slip, prepayment, privacy, private conference,
privatism, privatization, pullback, pullout, purge, quarantine,
quarterly payments, quittance, recedence, receding, recess,
recession, reclusion, reculade, regular payments, relinquishment,
remittance, remoteness, removal, repose, repression, reserve,
reservedness, resignation, rest, restraint, reticence, reticency,
retiral, retractation, retractility, retraction, retreat,
retrocedence, rustication, satisfaction, seclusion, secrecy,
segregation, semiretirement, separation, sequestration, settlement,
sinking-fund payment, spare time, splendid isolation, spot cash,
standoffishness, subduedness, superannuation, suppression,
surplusing, suspension, the ax, the boot, the bounce, the gate,
the sack, ticket, time, time to kill, time to spare, unaffability,
unapproachability, unchurching, uncongeniality,
undemonstrativeness, unexpansiveness, unfrocking, unprevalence,
unseating, voluntary resignation, walking papers, walkout,
weekly payments, withdrawal, withdrawment, withdrawnness

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    English synonyms, English pronunciation, English translation, English dictionary definition of English adj 1 Of, relating to, or characteristic of England or its people or culture 2
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    resignation definition: 1 the act of telling your employer that you are leaving your job: 2 a sad feeling of accepting something that you do not like because you cannot easily change it: 3 the act of leaving a job or position and making a statement that you are doing this: Learn more

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